EeLADA has been introduced previously as a prospective alternative approach to DFT scan diagnosis for scan logic defect localization. It has the capability to reveal induced signals from laser stimulation that are relevant to the failure signature by comparing failing pins and cycles of the bad device. Multiple schemes involving different combinations for comparison are possible. Defect simulations based on cell fault injections on a multi-level logic of a real digital device circuit characterizes the different comparison schemes. The findings are used to devise an optimized methodology to determine suspected fail locations to guide physical failure analysis to reveal the defect. A successful case study substantiates the method.

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